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Gordon
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Casual labour
faceAge:
38
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($463 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent my third transfer to buy 13 bags of cement that I used to renovate my house and start a fish vendor business to earn a living.
How is your life different than it would have been if you never received the transfer?
My life is different in that now I'm able to provide for my family and buy livestock.
In your opinion, what does GiveDirectly do well, and what does it not do well?
In my opinion, GD did well in sending us transfers through our cellphone to reduced corruption issues.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($490 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent 4800 on 4 bags fertilizer which will improve the production of harvest in my farm. Beside, I also managed to move out of my father's compound to another place where have build my own house.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
I was able to build a new home elsewhere hence I enjoyed peace of mind with my family.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer to plant my rice farm for 6800 KES, the remaining 3200 KES i spent for house shopping.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I'm planning to spend my upcoming transfer to plant another rice farm, buy fertilizer for the farm and the remaining cash i will build a better house for my family
 
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access_time 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I am planning to spend my transfer to invest in rice farming, and also to buy some iron sheets so as to build a larger house which can comfortably accommodate my family which has grown bigger.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is buying a cow with the money I got from the sale of rice from my farm.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I am facing is the lack of money to enroll my eldest child in secondary school. He completed primary school last year and has yet to join secondary school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the evening when I am just relaxing at home.